The perils of teaching history through popular culture

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2018 / The National


Should it matter in 2018 that an American politician named Mike Huckabee recently watched a film about Winston Churchill, a leader who’s been dead more than 50 years? Yes, because Mr Huckabee did more than simply watch Darkest Hour, the new film on Churchill. First, he drew his own conclusions. Then, he drew parallels between … Continue reading “The perils of teaching history through popular culture”

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Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2017 / The National


We do not yet know if Donald Trump will prove to be a good president, but the “Great Man” theory of history began to apply to America’s 45th commander-in-chief from the minute he took office. That’s not just because he became head of the richest, most militarily powerful country in the world. The “Great Man” … Continue reading “Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK